May 2017: Mount Everest base Camp via Gokyo Ri and Chola Pass



Our Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Ri and Chola Pass will be a treat for the heart and mind. We will be trekking through the beautiful Sargamatha National Park near Mount Everest in the Nepalese Himalayas. Tea houses located in small villages will provide us with authentic accomodations and Nepalese food along the way. This is our physically most demanding trek. This trek will lead you over several passes over 5300 meters and it requires good endurance. Being in excellent physical shape will be extremely helpful to enjoy this journey. This trek is truely transformational as you will experience the sheer beauty of the majestic mountains, have a chance to visit with Buddhist monks and listen to their perspective on life and you will be invited into the home of some of our Sherpa friends. Our goal is to show you Nepal through the eyes of our Nepalese friends. Join us on this trek of a lifetime.

Itinerary: Wednesday, May 3rd through Wednesday, May 24th

The following is our planned itinerary. The actual itinerary might slightly be different to allow for changes imposed by weather, the need for rest, or other unforeseeable circumstances.

Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu (May 3rd)
Day 2:
Sightseeing in Kathmandu with visit to Kopan Monastery (May 4th)
Day 3:
Flight to Lukla and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2652m) (May 5th)
Day 4:
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (May 6th)
Day 5:
Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Perfect place to get a massage! (May 7th)
Day 6:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040 m) (May 8th)
Day 7:
Trek from Dole to Machermo (4470m) (May 9th)
Day 8:
Trek from Machermo to Gokyo (4790m) hike up Gokyo Ri (5347m) (May 10th)
Day 9:
Rest day at Gokyo with hike up Gokyo Ri (5347m) (May 11th)
Day 10:
Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak (4700) (May 12th)
Day 11:
Trek from Thaknak via Chola Pass (5330m)to Dzongla (4830m) (May 13th)
Day 12:
Trek from Dzongla to Louche (4910m) (May 14th)
Day 13:
Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3,840 m) (May 15th)
Day 14:
Trek from Louche to Gorakshep (5140m) with hike up to Everest Base camp (5364m)(May 16th)
Day 15:
Trek from Gorakshep to Dingboche (4410m) morning hike to Kalapather(5550)(May 17th)
Day 16:
Dingboche Rest Day - hike to Chhukung Ri (5550) (May 18th)
Day 17:
Trek from Dingboche to Tyngboche (3840)(May 19th)
Day 18:
Trek from Tyngboche to Namche Bazzar (3440)(May 20th)
Day 19:
Trek from Namche Bazzar to Phakding (2610)(May 21st)
Day 20:
Trek from Phakding to Lukla(3440)(May 22nd)
Day 21:
Flight back to Kathmandu – Farewell dinner in the evening (May 23rd)
Day 22:
Flight back home (May 24th)


The cost for this trek is $3950

What is included in the cost:

Airport transfer:
drop off at and pick up from the airport.
at the Tibet Guest House in Kathmandu or similar; two nights before the trek and one night after the trek (double occupancy).
16-day trek:
park permits, domestic flights, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea at each meal, cookies and tea during breaks), and accommodations at teahouses (double occupancy) plus guide and porter services.

What is not included in the cost:

Trip insurance:
we require you to obtain medical/evacuation insurance and we suggest cancellation/interruption insurance.
It is customary to leave a tip for guides and porters at the end of the trip.
Tourist visa:
cost $40; we suggest that the visa is obtained ahead of time at a Nepalese consulate.
WiFi and fees associated with charging any electronic devices while trekking. Money for lunches and dinners while staying in Kathmandu. Drinks, alcohol, souvenirs etc.

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Interested to join us on this trek? Email Monika ( or call her at +1-703-870-8664 for more information and to sign up for this trip.

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